Iain is a now a fully fledged GoodGym runner. They've just run to do good for the first time. They are out there making amazing things happen and getting fit at the same time.
Iain completed a community mission. Instead of watching TV or lying in bed, Iain was out there making their community a better place to be. For making that choice they have earned the community cape.
What's ten-and-a-half-tonnes between friends?
(Turns out it wasn’t actually nine tonnes to be shifted but nineteen-and-a-half. Love a challenge).
So we met outside the Hub where Joelle gave us a brief history of the park, and some interesting key stats.
We then made our way over to the children’s playground for our Task briefing:
Shovel sand into wheelbarrows by the Changing rooms.
Navigate the 5-min walk/wheel back to Playground, depositing sand on areas where it’s most needed (edge of swings; bottom of slides).
Rake and distribute sand evenly.
Return wheelbarrows to sand pile for refilling.
… You get the picture.
The team were something else. They didn’t stop: they were like machines. I don’t know how (I consider myself fit but I caved in after one trip, such was the forearm fatigue).
After 90 minutes of hard graft we called time (“Send the last barrow out at 8:30”) before returning tools to shed, enjoying a quick stretch and bidding farewell to Joelle and Richard. Until next time 🤞.
Well done everyone - it was fast, it was furious, and as always, it was phenomenally good fun.
A huge huge warm welcome and shout-out to Iain whose first GoodGym event it was and who was unstoppable (literally). We watched, we marvelled… We wondered how. Thanks for a brilliant contribution and we really hope to see you soon.
The Big Monday Night Task: Shifting, wheeling & raking 9 tonnes of sand over the Victoria Park Children's Playground.
9 tonnes of sand has been delivered to Victoria Park, which needs shovelling into barrows, wheeling across to the playground, and raking across the playground, to keep this surface safe for the children.
Are you in?
What you need to know
You will meet Task Owner Joelle and Area Activator Laura outside The Hub at 7pm. Please arrive punctually, as you will be given instructions at this time.
You will be divided into teams to shovel, wheel and rake. You may also have some other clearing, spreading and raking tasks in the vicinity.
Activity will then be overseen by the Duty Ranger and Laura.
Please allow 90 minutes for this task.
We will finish with a short fitness session, including vital post-task stretches.